Author Topic: The Beck Family St Helier  (Read 1451 times)

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Re: The Beck Family St Helier
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you Tony for this information.

Off to search in that direction.

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Re: The Beck Family St Helier
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 June 18 12:32 BST (UK) »
An update on what I have discovered re: Beck Family St. Helier - 
son William was born 1831 and the godparent was Richard Randal, father Wm, a shoemaker, mother Mary(Moles)
In 1833 a son John James was born, godparent Elizabeth Randall(nee Moles - wife to Richard Randal) and John Thomas Desjardins, father Wm., a shoemaker and mother Mary (Moles)

It's highly likely that the person entering the information in the register got the godfather John Thomas muddled with the son John James.

Around 1850's both Wm Beck and Thomas Beck - both shoemakers - appear in London England, living not far from each other.

Thomas Beck appears on every census taken in London, England from 1861 to 1891 as having been born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1833 and occupation as a shoemaker.
Thomas Beck's first son was named Thomas John. On his son's death certificate, it states his fathers first name was John and on his marriage certificate to his second wife, his father is listed as Thomas John.

In 1881, Thomas Beck was in the Battersea Infirmary. Perhaps details during his stay there may provide additional detail to confirm the mis-entry in the Baptism record but those details are not on-line. Searching for the records personally is not possible as I live in another country.

(John) Thomas Beck born April 1833 St. Heliers died 1900 (or 1901) Clapham, Battersea, London. Married to Lydia Lewis (Doorey)b1841-d1927
Lydia is buried in Morden Parish (Croydon) Surrey and most likely Thomas is buried there too.

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Re: The Beck Family St Helier
« Reply #11 on: Monday 18 June 18 00:33 BST (UK) »
A John Thomas Dujardin did exist at that time in Jersey. He was born in 1810 and was a China and Glass Merchant - whether he was the godfather is of course another question.

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Re: The Beck Family St Helier
« Reply #12 on: Monday 18 June 18 13:09 BST (UK) »
Since Dujardin sounds like Desjardins he might well be the godfather.